Ashley Herring Blake

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Ashley Herring Blake is a reader, writer, and mom to two boisterous boys. She holds a Master’s degree in teaching and loves coffee, arranging her books by color, and watching Buffy over and over again on Netflix with her friends. She's the author of the young adult novels SUFFER LOVE, HOW TO MAKE A WISH, and GIRL MADE OF STARS, as well as the middle grade novels, IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD and THE MIGHTY HEART OF SUNNY ST. JAMES.

It is the edge of a dime,

the space between thoughts.

I deserve nothing

and everything,

the misery I have bought

by an ability to breathe.

I reach and you reach,

this intangible smile,

the flutter of the heart,

the soul,

and the long cold miles

I would walk for you.

It is the sting of a knife,

the space between fair and foul.

I breathe for change,

for love,

and I will never know how

to meld the light and dark,

a...

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“Even girls made of stars are captives, bound at the wrists and traded like property. Even girls made of stars aren't asked, aren't believed, aren't considered worth the effort unless they can offer something in return.
Even girls made of stars buy into those lies sometimes.”
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“Because when they thought the stars were sticking to her, really all the loneliness and sadness were falling off. The stars were underneath.”
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“This. This is why I never said anything. Because no one ever believes the girl.”
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